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#1 Jove

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:22 PM

I had a post in a forum at another site, . . .

The administrator contacted me and said that the topic was removed, I think it was do to someone posting spam there, . .

I am trying to find out why the whole post was removed as I was told this in a reply when asking, . .

My guess is that Jeff thought the topic was spam.

If the first post of a topic is spam, the only way to remove it is to remove the entire topic (not just the post). Otherwise, just the offending post can be removed.

If there is disagreement about whether the post was spam, only Jeff can address that.

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What is this guy trying to say to me ??

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:34 PM

He was stating that the very first post in a thread also known as the topic, was considered spam by a staff member. He was letting you know that a reply of yours to that topic now considered spam was removed when the entire topic/thread was deleted. He was further explaining that your reply could not be left behind, as the starting topic again considered spam was removed. Forum software does not allow replies to starting topics to remain behind if topic #1 is removed.

Does that help explain it?

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:38 PM

Hello Animal, . .

OK if the topic was not spam,and was a mistake, . . can he restore it ?

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:52 PM

He should be able to, depending on how his forum permission levels are set and how the forum administrator has the forum software configured.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:17 PM

O-Kee Doe-Kee !

Thanks again.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:35 PM

Spam on almsot every site makes it very hard for new LEGIT members to register ill tell you that! (They think everyone is a spammer)

But it pays to keep trying!!!

One site i am on,it took me 4 months to get on,THEY KEPT DENYING MY REGISTRATION and i knew it was due to spam issues.....

I emailed the admin and asked why i was being denied and they surprisingly responded and said "We have a right to deny anyone we want" and i replied saying "I am not a spammer,I KNOW THATS WHAT THIS IS ABOUT!!" and i tried to register again and was denied.......

A week later i tried again AND I WAS FINALLY ACCEPTED :)

I am glad too because that site is still running VB2.3 and its excellent!! (Speed,etc) Most VB sites are quite slow due to having more bloat,etc....


I do understand staff on sites being cautious,SPAM IS OUT OF CONTROL and when you see someone register with a nickname THAT LOOKS LIKE A SPAMMER,you take action before the spam starts..

It IS annoying though!

Edited by 4dude, 19 March 2011 - 09:36 PM.





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